before with a lot of large and loud sighs if you'll recall it. >> al gore. gee should have been aware he was on camera. he seemed not disinterested, which would mean objective, but uninterested, and he looked as if he really would rather be somewhere else. that's very uncharacteristic of him and very dangerous and that's what the split screen can do to you and it shouldn't have happened. >> it was as if he was saying to himself, this, too, shall pass. >> and that it can't pass quickly enough. >> yeah. anyway, in clear contrast governor romney seemingly took obama -- kept looking him in the eye, almost to confront him in a way in a cultural statement like i'm your equal, buddy. that must have -- do you think that bothered obama as a professional, he just couldn't take that gaze we're looking at there? >> i don't know. >> eye to eye. >> i don't know if that bothered him or not. all i know is he was talking -- i don't know to whom he was talking. he seemed to be staring out in space, whether he was talking to lehrer or to the audience, but he was not talking directly into the camera, which is, of course, us, which is the audience out there.